Man waives right to hearing on drugs and weapons charges

A man facing drugs and weapons charges after police searched a home in Anders waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday in Red Deer.

A man facing drugs and weapons charges after police searched a home in Anders waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday in Red Deer.

A preliminary hearing is held to determine if there’s enough evidence to warrant an accused to be tried in Court of Queen’s Bench.

Nabil Abdulla, 23, returns to court on Jan. 9 to set a trial date in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench.

Police used a battering ram to enter a home on Addington Drive on the afternoon of June 23, 2010, with masked and automatic rifle-toting officers making their way inside. Cruisers blocked off Addington and a back alley as close to a dozen police officers surrounded the home.

Police allege that quantities of cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and more than $23,000 in cash were seized, along with two improvised weapons known as zip guns. Zip guns can be made from flashlight cases, metal pipes or even pens.

Abdulla was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of careless use of a firearm, possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of devices for the interception of private communication and two counts of possession of drugs.